Bachelor of Fine Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1969. Master of Fine Arts, Ohio State University, Columbus, 1972.
Member National League American Pen Women, National Artists Equity Association, Bexley Art League, Columbus Museum Art, Ohio Art League (board directors 1965-1996, treasurer, secretary, president 1977), Ohio State University Alumni Association, President's Club (Ohio State University), Phi Sigma Sigma.
Married Theodore Richard Simson, March 25, 1938. Children: Sherran Blair, Douglas A.